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Iowa hires Billy Taylor as assistant basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff. Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis, now with California. Taylor led Lehigh from...

Michigan's Brazdeikis staying in draft

May. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Iggy Brazdeikis is staying in the NBA draft. The basketball program announced his decision Tuesday. The school announced last month that Brazdeikis, Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole were declaring for the draft. All three could have changed their minds and come back, but...

Ex-Louisville coach Denny Crum hospitalized with a stroke

May. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official with Denny Crum's foundation says the former Louisville coach has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke. Jonathan Israel, who is the principal fundraiser for the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, provided the information in a Twitter post attributed to the...

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett leaving for NBA

May. 21, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and won't return for his junior year. Brissett made the announcement Tuesday night on Twitter . He said he decided to leave school after getting feedback from NBA teams and speaking with family and friends....

Clemson forward Baehre tears knee ligament

May. 21, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson forward Jonathan Baehre is out indefinitely after tearing a knee ligament. The school says the injury occurred during practice Monday. There is no timetable for his return. Baehre is a 6-foot-10 junior transfer from UNC Asheville who sat out last season. With four senior...

Maryland women add Tennessee transfer Mimi Collins

May. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland has boosted its frontcourt by adding Tennessee transfer Mimi Collins. Maryland announced Tuesday that Collins had signed with the Terrapins. Collins announced May 2 on social media that she was leaving Tennessee. Collins, a former McDonald's All-American from Waldorf,...

Sam Mitchell leaves Memphis coach Penny Hardaway's staff

May. 21, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway says former NBA coach of the year Sam Mitchell is no longer part of his staff. Mitchell worked as an assistant coach for Memphis in 2018-19 during Hardaway's debut season. Hardaway said Tuesday at a news conference that Mitchell has "decided to go in...

Iowa PG Jordan Bohannon out indefinitely with hip injury

May. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely with a hip injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy. Bohannon, who suffered the previously undisclosed injury early in 2018-19, will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team said. Bohannon ranked third on the team with 11.6...

Vandy's Jerry Stackhouse adds Faragi Phillips to his staff

May. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has added Memphis high school coach Faragi Phillips to his staff. Stackhouse announced Tuesday he has hired Phillips as an assistant coach. Phillips has posted a 75-30 record the last four seasons at Whitehaven High School. Before coming to...

Northern Arizona primed to keep making progress

May. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona won just 10 games last season, yet made enough progress for athletic director Mike Marlow to keep coach Jack Murphy in place for the final year of his contract. Murphy knows the upward trend will have to continue if he wants another contract after that. "Once we...